Invasive Ornamental Plant Symposium & Working Group
"Green Industry and Conservation Address Invasive Ornamental Plants"
Symposium/3rd Annual Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership Meeting presented in partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden
Thank you to everyone who participated in the symposium and working group! The event was attended by 81 people representing nine states and more than 50 organizations and agencies: Armstrong Landscaping (WI), Garden Clubs of Illinois, Illinois Invasive Plant Species Council, Ball Horticulture, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut, Ohio University, McKay Nursery (WI), Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, PlantRight (CA), University of California-Davis, Syngenta Flowers Pro, University of Cincinnati, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, Lake County Forest Preserve District, McHenry County Conservation District, Illinois Invasive Species Campaign, Cincinnati Zoo, River to River CWMA, Gilson Gardens (OH). Miami University, Ohio Invasive Plant Council, Chicago Botanic Garden, Midwest Invasive Plant Network, Illinois Department of Transportation Region 1, Red Buffalo Nursery, The Nature Conservancy-Indiana, The Nature Conservancy-Illinois, The Nature Conservancy- New York, Upland Design Ltd., Midwest Groundcovers LLC, Pizzo Native Plant Nursery, Illinois Master Naturalists, Harvard University, Mike Nowak Radio Show, University of Minnesota, Hey & Associates (IL), Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Possibility Place Nursery, Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council, the Morton Arboretum, and Johnson's Nursery (WI).
Presentations Cathy McGlynn, Introduction to NIIPP and Symposium
Symposium Session 1: General Overview: History and background of invasive ornamental plants in the U.S.
Session 2: Conservation Perspective: Ecological impacts of ornamental plants
Brian McCarthy, Amur honeysuckle: Ecology and ecosystem impacts
Session 3: Green Industry Perspective: What do you decide to sell?
Christiana Conser, Invasive Plants and Horticulture in California
NIIPP Annual Report can be found here